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My mom taught me how to sew when I was 12. I'll never forget my first project: Pink boxers with a print of cows jumping over the moon. I made my first quilt when I was 14, a one-patch quilt that was tied in lieu of quilting and stuffed with some awful polyester batting. I actually still use it from time to time when it gets chilly at night. I worked at a fabric store off and on in high school and college and got serious about quilting around 19. I learned a ton and got really good at sewing blocks together as the youngest member of the Wild Women of the Northwoods, more affectionately known as the Moosies, an online quilting club that still exists today, 16 years later. While I took breaks here and there to pursue other interests (bartending, playing competitive pool, causing a ruckus), I always came back to my first love. I love the precision cutting and sewing; all the hard angles that turn out something soft and beautiful…

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  • Born on June 7
  • Joined June 27, 2008

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My mom taught me how to sew when I was 12. I'll never forget my first project: Pink boxers with a print of cows jumping over the moon. I made my first quilt when I was 14, a one-patch quilt that was tied in lieu of quilting and stuffed with some awful polyester batting. I actually still use it from time to time when it gets chilly at night. I worked at a fabric store off and on in high school and college and got serious about quilting around 19. I learned a ton and got really good at sewing blocks together as the youngest member of the Wild Women of the Northwoods, more affectionately known as the Moosies, an online quilting club that still exists today, 16 years later. While I took breaks here and there to pursue other interests (bartending, playing competitive pool, causing a ruckus), I always came back to my first love. I love the precision cutting and sewing; all the hard angles that turn out something soft and beautiful.

I live in Phoenix, AZ with my husband and three young children. I also enjoy doing little (or not so little) improvement projects around the house, I read when I can find a little time and I also love to knit and crochet.

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